Post # 1
Im after your advice!
I need some centerpiece ideas that either I can do myself on the cheap, or my florist can do on the cheap!
I dont necessarily want NO flowers, but im a little wary of doing them myself and I know they dont come free from the florist!
Also I dont really want to use candles- my venue has warned me it can get very hot in that marquee in the summer, candles dont help! I guess one or two would be ok though!?
So here’s something ive seen- what do you think?
I could easily collect lots of bits and pieces from charity shops etc, lanterns, bud vases etc and paint them to all match? I could use potted plants/flowers instead of cut ones like below….
Anyway id really appreciate any ideas/link/pics/inspiration!
Post # 3
I used to work at a banquet hall and one cute non-floral thing i saw someone do was have square mirrors on the center of the table and then a glass bowl of water with a floating candle in it. It was simple but really pretty. They also had little tea lights around it. Those don’t give off much heat, I wouldn’t worry about that!
Post # 4
Potted plants would make beautiful, inexpensive centerpieces (depending on what kind of plants and how many)
Post # 5
I’ve seen quite a few pics where the favors were displayed as centerpieces… not sure what you’re doing for your favors but it was a cute idea.
Post # 6
We are doing fruit. I think I’m going to go with different sized green apples, but I’ve done sliced limes for events before and it is fantastic! Just go to costco or your local grocery store and load up. I put mine in a various vases and filled them with water. Not sure what your wedding colors are, but chances are you can find a fruit in the appropriate color. Waaayyyy cheaper than doing 100% floral… but if you want, you can add some flowers to the fruit and it looks really nice.
Post # 7
PS I think the image in your post is adorable!
Post # 9
I’m doing hydrangea. I bought or borrowed the vases, and my florist is putting three large hydrangea in each one for 16.50 each centerpiece.. pretty good deal. It was cheaper than even buying the fake ones!
Post # 10
A friend of mine bought large foam or cardboard letters of her new last name then glued pictures of them with their guests all over it. Each table had a different centerpiece, and each one was customized to the guests at that table. Very cute, and affordable!
Post # 11
I think fruit is a great idea and very suitable for an outdoor wedding. Those pictures of elizabeth.blankenhorn are really fascinating.
Another idea could be inspired by herbs or potted plants. I think this is a great ideas for a green wedding
Or you can use balloons to decorate
Post # 12
i like potted plant idea! they look lovely and people can take them home
Post # 13
Have you considered wheatgrass? Some of the prettiest centerpices I have seen were squares or rectangles of wheatgrass in a low tray of some sort, with only a few flowers.Plain black laquered trays from Chinese of Japanese stores are particularly attractive. It is also a very reasonably priced centerpiece.
The flowers need to be inserted into florist tubes then the tubes are inserted into the wheatgrass.The trays of wheatgrass can be purchased from whomever supplies your local healthfood stores, and delivered or picked up a couple of days ahead of the wedding. You cut it into the size of pieces you need for the trays you are using, placxe it into the tray, then add the flowers.
You can see from these pictures that you can use many different containers and only a few flowers.
Post # 14
We also considered doing small cakes for every table… with small vases of a single bud and votives around it..
Post # 15
You could do something very easily like you have posted. If you have a dollar store, you could get silver picture frames. I saw a photo from someone’s wedding using tin cans with bright colored labels, things like tomato sauce. Those would be easy to throw a few flowers in. If you wanted to put roses (or another flower) in a small vase or glass make sure to get ones that have a larger bottom, so they don’t tip over easy! You have quite a while. Are you able to plant flowers? Do you have friends that can plant flowers? Or a farmer’s market nearby? 🙂 Rhonda
Post # 16
Thanks so much for all the responses!
I love the idea of Hydrangeas- I had no idea they were so cheap!
And some of those centerpieces with the apples really pop, I love how simple they are!
I REALLY like the idea of potted plants/herbs- do you think they would cost much?
And man, there are ALOT of balloons in that room! 🙂